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Blast From The Past!!!!!!!!
I wanted to go back to the LSU v. ND 2006/2007 Sugar Bowl Stats.
I pray this is the balance we can look forward to this year. We need better 3rd down conversions , fewer penalties, and fewer turnovers (although our turnovers may be higher this year because of the ability to throw it more often, allowing for more opportunities for turnovers). If our offensive production mirrors these stats, we will be a force well into january!!!! Miles has allowed this balanced offensive approach in his tenure here, and i hope with the weapons to execute, we see it again!!!!!
Team Stat Comparison
1st Downs 17 31
3rd down efficiency 8-16 3-10
4th down efficiency 0-1 1-1
Total Yards 291 577
Passing 148 332
Comp-Att 15-35 21-34
Yards per pass 4.2 9.8
Rushing 143 245
Rushing Attempts 31 37
Yards per rush 4.6 6.6
Penalties 4-40 9-95
Turnovers 2 2
Fumbles lost 0 1
Interceptions thrown 2 1
Possession 28:14 31:46
I hate to burst your bubble but that offense was all JF and Searles. In fact, searles told me that he had to argue with Les about implementing some new OL schemes that set that game up. Unfortunately, although I like Miles, I think his natural tendencies on offense go back to the Big 10 when the pressure is on. I dont have much faith in him on that issue.
if he would let Krag and Stud run the Offense, I think we would see LSU light it up. make NO mistake about it, the O is all Les Miles.
Maybe he learned some things from the last two games of the 2011 season. If so, then I I have hope.
i agree Firny!! but here's to hoping Les learned that lesson, looking pitifully anemic in the NC game, and allows much more input from Stud and Krag. Those two will light it up with this talent, and i for one would love to see it!!!!!
Also in that same year, Jimbo Fisher was the offensive coordinator when LSU layed an egg vs Auburn and couldn't even keep the game close vs Florida with arguably the most talented team in LSU school history. Notre Dame was just who we thought they were which was an overrated team that didn't belong in a big game. Gary Crowton led the best offense in school history the year after he lost #1 overall pick Jamarcus Russell and two WR's in the first round of the draft(Davis and Bowe). Crowton was the wizard when there is already a good QB in place.
"That was Death Valley. It's where opponent's dreams come to die." - Miles
That's why we wander and follow La Vie Dansante...
First of all, the Auburn game (pass to Byrd) was absolutely the right call. Flynn had to take too much time setting the play. It was 3rd down and the proper thing to do. The refs gave away 3-4 seconds after the catch and were the ones who nearly let the game get away. The announcers and ESPN and the Robert Smith's of the world called him stupid. I call Bull shite...Miles has been stupid before.... but that play wasn't it..
OP mentioned ND game in Sugar Bowl. We are assuming Mettenberger has the arm and presence in pocket that J Russell had. Russell had an amazing year and got rich off of it. When I actually see Mett torch DB's over and over like JR did, THEN I will give him his due. This is still a question mark going into the season and into SEC play, and I am hoping, hoping, hoping he is as good as Russell was and that Mett's receivers are as good as Russell's was. Because only then will you see Miles let him yank it down field. Mett needs to keep the INT's to a minimum for this to happen early in the schedule. He looks like he can't miss. He needs to play that way.
This post was edited by hartjb 23 months ago
Regards to All,
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